The Logitech G Pro Invitational Series saw some familiar Australian racers take part in the most recent round of the season, which took place at the famous Red Bull Ring in Austria.
With current Repco Supercars Championship regular Brodie Kostecki joined by former Supercars driver Richie Stanaway for the remainder of the series, both drivers were in the thick of the action during the 60-lap race.
However, it was the Erebus Motorsport star who enjoyed the better result of the two with Kostecki winning his first outing in the series after some good racing and smart strategy from his Synergy Sim Racing team.
The strategies came down to a solid response to the two safety car intervention periods, one of which happened on the opening lap after multiple cars were involved in an early incident.
Avoiding the drama and capitalising on in spite of other drivers’ mishaps, Kostecki went on to lead an all Synergy Sim Racing team podium, with championship Leader Jarrad Filsell finishing second ahead of Jordan Ross.
Ross, who secured a deserving final podium position, was thrilled with the result and praised the team for its hard work in securing a podium lockout.
“It was a great result for the team that has been working so hard and focussing on this series.” Ross said.
“There is some serious competition in this championship so for the three of us to take the podium it is something that we are very proud of.”
Remarkably, all three drivers finished within a second of each other, with the next best driver in Madison Down being more than eight seconds behind, while Jake Moloney rounded out the top five.
The race proved disappointing for Ethan Warren, who couldn’t convert his pole position to the race win - instead the Trans Tasman Racing driver ended up crossing the line in seventh place behind Brady Meyers.
Making up the remainder of the top 10 behind Warren was Griffin Gardiner, Richard Hamstead and Brenton Hobson – with Stanaway missing out on a top 10 finish by just four tenths of a second.
Although he missed out, it was an impressive debut for Stanaway, who was locked in a tight tussle with Tom Freer throughout the race – the former Garry Rogers Motorsport driver taking honours in the exciting duel to move up the order.
The other notable result to take place in the round was the demise of Jake Burton, who despite a strong start to the opening two rounds, fell down the order to finish P14 overall.
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The next round of the Logitech G Pro Invitational Series will be at Monza on 13 July.